"Her music is a collection of lyrical and warm piano jazz performed in such a trustworthy and inviting way, it feels like you have a new friend."
- FRANK HAMMERSLAND, BIG DIPPER
CLOSE TO SHORE
Close to Shore is Maren Selvaag’s debut album as a composer, pianist and band leader. It was recorded in the legendary Avatar Studios in Manhattan together with Eric McPherson (drums) and Eivind Opsvik (bass). It received excellent critics from Norway to Japan.
"This duality, from perfection on one side to the quivering excitement and playfulness on the other, is perhaps what makes her playing so beautiful. A dreamy and natural way of improvising. She impresses with both maturity in her phrasing and suppleness in her kicks."
- Per Arne Rosnes Jr., Dagens Næringsliv
"Worth the wait. Close to Shore complete with professionality. The trio makes a solid frame for Selvaag’s compositions, and they are great at giving each other room to play. The greatest star here is Selvaag’s pianoplaying with both intensity and presence. Melodic and inviting."
- Ando Woltmann, Jazznytt
"A promising and most personal trio album."
- Fredrik Wandrup/Wandrups utvalgte, Dagbladet